Vanguard (Lagos)

6 March 2014

Nigeria: Father Allegedly Kills Daughter, Attacks Pastor, Others for Converting to Christianity

The Oyo State Police command has arrested a suspect in connection with the killing of his daughter, Miss Kausara Isiaka for allegedly converting to Christianity.

The suspect was alleged by Reverend Daniel Oladimeji, one of the four persons he attacked with machete that he suspected him to be the brain behind the attack.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Olabisi Ilobanafor, one Mary Oladimeji, of Calvary Church, Ayekale, Ibadan reported the incident at the station at about 02:00 hours of February 26th 2014.

Though, the police are yet to determine his culpability or otherwise, the suspect allegedly sneaked into the church premises and inflicted machete cuts on the four persons.

The victims' names, according to the police, are Mary, Kausara Isiaka, Aanu and the pastor of the church.

It was further gathered that the father of the deceased who is a Muslim, allegedly pleaded severally with his daughter and threatened her to review her decision.

The police stated that the girl had to take refuge in the church.

But, on that fateful day, a yet-to-be identified attacker broke in and inflicted machete injuries on the victims while they were sleeping.

Out of the four victims, the police confirmed that her injuries were more severe than others.

Mary, the daughter of the suspect and other victims were rushed to Mobolaji Hospital, Oremeji, Ibadan where she later died.

"DSP Ilobanafor said the police visited the scene, took photographs and moved the remains of the deceased to Adeoyo State Hospital mortuary for autopsy. One suspect was arrested and case transferred to the Assistant Commissioner of Police, State Criminal Investigation Department".

In similar development, a three-man robbery gang who specialize in stealing Nissan vehicle products have been arrested.

Seven vehicles were said to have been recovered from the suspects whose names were given as Saheed Oloruntoyin (27), Ibrahim Tijani (30) and Lukmon Oladimeji.

They were arrested in Oyo in February 16 while allegedly sharing their loots.

Number plates of the recovered vehicles are Abuja CB 769 RBC , Abuja YF 154 YAB, Abuja GWA 435 AS, Niger BE 218 MNA, EPE 506 AJ (Lagos), BDJ 319 FQ (Oyo) and YYY 579 AAA (Oyo).

The suspects were said to have confessed to be a three-man gang who specialized in snatching cars from Oyo State and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

According to her, any vehicle snatched at Abuja was brought to Oyo and sold.

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